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DT673 – Joe Pompeo


US producer Joe Pompeo drops the sublime ‘Hi Tek’ on SOUP NYC, a chunky, raw house cut backed up by a darkly menacing reimagining from BOT.

An integral part of the current wave of talent emerging from New York City, Joe Pompeo has been making an impact both stateside and overseas via his DJ sets and productions. Well known for blending house and tech house elements, Joe has created a unique production style, earning him fast support from top international DJ’s. He has 2 releases under his belt on Green Velvet / Cajmere’s world-renowned Cajual Records, with his most recent project getting airplay on Radio 1 by Annie Mac. He’s maintained a consistent release schedule of quality music on top labels dating back to 2007 including notable releases on Salted, Nervous, Beatdown, Safe Music, SOUP, and more.

Joe‘s latest release is Hi Tek landing on SOUP NYC this November. The title track, is tense, raw and beautifully balanced in equal measure, with a thunderous bassline and pounding drums that will satisfy the most discerning of house heads. On the flip, BOT draws out even more of the menace present in the original, with muted drums and a subtle touch of acid resulting in a devastating warehouse-ready cut. 

Today, Joe Pompeo joins the Podcast series for the first time! Listen to it below, on Spotify or iTunes here.

Sum up this podcast in 10 words
It’s really just fun house music 

What’s your personal favourite track on it?
I would have to say the Bounce Yo Body track. It always gets a good reaction when I play it out. 

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?
I made edits of almost every track on the mix. I’ll take a breakdown and move it or loop a part of the song. Stuff like that.

What’s the best gig you’ve played recently?
Opening for Justin Jay at Goodroom earlier this year. The party was great from start to finish 

What have you got coming up?
I’ll be playing an Elrow party here in NYC on December 14th! 

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers
Play the music you like. Don’t worry about what everyone else is doing. 

1. Marco Strous – Flex 
2. RYBO – Phresh 
3. Smalltown DJs & Dances With White Girls – Bad Behavior (Proper Villains Remix) 
4. Cassimm – We Want This 
5. Clyde P & Daddy Dino – Disturb 
6. Vanilla Ace & Jean Bacarreza feat. Blaktrash – Damn Hot!
7. Hood Rich – That’s Right 
8. Joe Pompeo – Hi-Tek 
9. Deeper Purpose – Manipulation 
10. DJ Dagwood & Chris Larson – Bounce Yo Body 
11. Rafa Barrios – Sense 
12. Versus – Automatic 
13. Mat.Joe – Dynamite 
14. Pirupa – Wazup 
15. Max Olsen – Out of Patience

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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